There has been one of the worst wind storms raging all day that I ever saw, and the snow has been piled up in great banks all around. It has grown cold also. I did some fixing in the kitchen to keep out the wind and rigged the thermometer so I could see it out of the window. Did a little studying today. It has taken lots of wood to keep the fires going, as the wind seems to pull the heat up the chimney. Have only seen 2 or 3 persons on the road today. I am thinking the mail had a hard day to come through, if it did.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)